Men are often capable of greater things than they perform. They are sent into the world with bills of credit, and seldom draw to their full extent.
Horace Walpole Quotes
I do not doubt but that King William came over with a view to the crown. Nor was he called upon by patriotism, for he was not an Englishman, to assert our liberties. No; his patriotism was of a higher rank. He aimed not at the crown of England for ambition, but to employ its […]
A careless song, with a little nonsense in it, now and then, does not misbecome a monarch.
Tranquillity comprehends every wish I have left, and I think I should not even ask what news there is.
Mystery is the wisdom of blockheads.
The whole secret of life is to be interested in one thing profoundly and in a thousand things well.
History is a romance that is believed; romance, a history that is not believed.
Men… are sent into the world with bills of credit, and seldom draw to their full extent.
Nine-tenths of the people were created so you would want to be with the other tenth.
To act with common sense according to the moment, is the best wisdom I know; and the best philosophy is to do one’s duties, take the world as it comes, submit respectfully to one’s lot; bless the goodness that has given us so much happiness with it, whatever it is; and despise affectation.